“Andar ki aawaz (Inner voice – Urdu)” – A video

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“World’s toughest bacterium” – Deinococcus radiodurans

The bacterium, Deinococcus radiodurans, is thought to be discovered as a contaminant in radiation-sterilized cans in 1956. The name of

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Natural clays can help in the fight against bacteria

Main Point: Natural clay (such as Oregon Blue clay) can help in killing a broad range of bacterial pathogens including

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New Research Finds that Cell Phones Reflect Our Personal Microbiome

Main Point: Study suggests potential uses for cell phones as non-invasive health and bacterial sensors. Published in: PeerJ Study Further:

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Human activity influences beach bacterial diversity

Main Point: High beach bacterial diversity may contribute to less water contamination. Published in: PLOS ONE Study Further: Human activity

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Predicting the emergence of drug-resistant bacteria

The ability to predict exactly where and when a future outbreak of antibiotic-resistant bacteria will emerge is of obvious utility

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Bacterial Biofilms: Fast and Slow Streamers

Unwanted, harmful bacterial cells can be found fouling surfaces everywhere from lifesaving medical devices to toe-jamming pond scum — often

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Tree branch filters water

Main Point: Pine tree sapwood filters bacteria from contaminated water.

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New type of bacteria found in extremely clean and sterilized rooms of NASA

Main Point: Scientists have found new type of microbes, probably bacteria, in the extremely clean rooms of NASA.

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Bacterial use to produce diesel when required

Main point: Scientists have developed a method to use a type of bacteria, known as E. coli., for the production

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